Four Directions Graduation Coach

The Four Directions First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Graduation Coach Approach has been implemented in all Lakehead Public Secondary Schools.

“Four Directions isn’t a program; it’s an approach – a different way of working to support students while increasing capacity and culture within a school. It is my mission to assist in the development of Indigenous leaders and professionals within all fields of work so that our children see a reflection of themselves everywhere they go.”
– Precious Anderson, Four Directions Graduation Coach


The role of the Four Directions Graduation Coach includes, but is not limited to:

  • establishing trusting relationships with students, families, staff, and communities;
  • identifying and removing barriers to student success;
  • providing guidance and support to identify pathways based on individualized strengths and interests;
  • ensuring ongoing, open dialogue with families;
  • helping to develop inclusive learning spaces where students feel supported and successful;
  • providing access to resources that foster a sense of belonging;
  • advocating for students within the Circle of Caring Adults;
  • facilitating access to tutoring, community supports, course planning, and mentorship for students; and
  • collaborating with school staff, families, and community partners to foster success for students.
For more information about the program, please contact:
LPS Student Success Hammarskjold Superior Westgate
(807) 625-5104 (807) 767-1631 (807) 768-7284 (807) 577-4251